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who is your tribe?

Who is your tribe? not necessarily the people currently in your life, or the people you are related to, but the ones who have a permanent spot in your heart.

You are all my extended tribe ♥ I really feel everyone on my flist is an important part of my life. (and I am not just saying that, it is SO true!) And within that circle, the ones I feel I share a tent with on the journey of life are: (it's a fucking giant tent okay)

currently traveling with me:
tent-mates: Nimajn, Hannah, Aurilion, Ava, Kat, Nick, Ry, Nea, Kate, lil sis (the only blood-kin in my tribe).
sharing my fire: Meliae, SabR, Kazi, Vee, Ali, Joanna, Sarah, Sharon, Sidhe, Bob.
((there are like 10 more just on the verge -- I define my 'tentmates' by the strength of the connection, amount of communication, and length of time known (NOT by how much I love them! there are people I love just as much who are not yet part of my tribe). Right now I am astoundingly rich in friends.))

on another path but hopefully will one day travel with me again:
Rebecca, Paula, Spencer, Gabe, Risa, William, Kaylene, Jedidiah, elya, Patty, Ashley, Anika, Michael, Kristy, Kristen, Allison.

I think I have explained most of these but if you are curious about any just ask!

p.s. if I consider you part of my tribe but I am not part of yours, that's okay -- it doesn't have to be mutual ;-)

When you tell me yours, please also add a word or two as to who they are (partner, friend, relative).

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jenniology ══╣Love╠══
My tribe consists of:

Hayden (soulmate, companion, occasional lover, former partner), Brandi (friend, "wifey"), Emma (close friend), Jonna (close friend), Elin (close friend), Linnéa (childhood friend), Tom (dear friend and kindred spirit), Chel (friend), Neheti (friend and spiritual sister), Kheret (friend and spiritual sister). There are so many others, but none of them as close as those.

belenen ══╣interconnectedness╠══
I LOVED reading your "the cast" post! it was SO AWESOME! :D and thanks for sharing ♥
Night Road
jendaby ══╣Night Road╠══
I have to say that this is a very thought-provoking post, and I know that I will be mulling things over in my head for the rest of the day. I like the idea of the shared tent. Very cool visualization.

Unfortunately, I am in such a tailspin right now since the person I thought I had the closest spiritual connection to decided to abandon me a week ago... But that makes focusing on the positive and realizing one's closeness to friends all the more important.

I love LJ because I have found a way to find friends all over the world whos worldview and path mesh well with mine. I am developing these friendships, and I feel very close to these friends, but I am still too nervous to really try emailing or calling outside of LJ and Facebook, so they are in the same camp, and sharing a fire, but not yet in my tent.

In m tent are : Gryph (I'm using nicknames. This is my spouse), Xochitl (good friend), Mook (good friend). I have to work on this/meditate, because I am feeling a little bit insecure since lat week and there are people I thought were on this list but now I do not know if they would want to be, or if they have hit the trail with Delta.

Which makes my second list too complicated right now, but has given me a god direction for my next meditation. Thanks. :)
belenen ══╣nuzzle╠══
I'm sorry this is a painful topic right now, but glad that it provoked thought. ♥ I hope you can find out if it is right to trust those others or if they have taken another trail. *many hugs*

and thank you so much for sharing ♥
malignlibra ══╣╠══
Pop [blood relative, best friend]

John [lover, best friend, guide etc]

SabR [spirit sister, partner in crime]

Ninea [spirit sister, peacemaker]

Julie [another sister, very much like Ninea]

Kit [Kit is special. She has no label. But my love for her is intense]

Wolfchen & Sam [together, they're one strong entity of love. I love them both dearly as great friends and little sisters. They have such a strong bond and love for each other as lovers, it's amazing.]

Jnka [I lived with Jnka off and on through life. When I was pregnant and being kicked out, Jnka's mom immediately offered to take me in (in the end it wasn't needed :() She and I have been sisters for as long as I can remember. We luckily still talk though we rarely see each other.]

You'll notice other than the top two the rest are girls, which is surprising. I used to be aggressive with girls since they proved a dislike of my tom boyness.

Then there is Tetron. Odd I'd mention him, but I won't really say much about him. He is a spirit, along with Cumberland. If you want to know more, email me, but I may have already filled you in on him.

I'm sure I've forgotten someone.
belenen ══╣mysterious╠══
thank you for sharing ♥ and yes, I remember Tetron (and Cumberland).
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belenen ══╣giving╠══
Re: Screened.
aww, thank you ♥ I'm glad to be!
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belenen ══╣vivacious╠══
I'm glad to be getting to know you!
armandii ══╣╠══
I was thinking about this earlier today when out walking with my son. I feel you are a part of my tribe as well as a few others on LJ. It came to my mind that maybe we all were part of a tribe on a spiritual plane somewhere and maybe came here for a game of hide and seek.... peek a boo, can you see me?!
belenen ══╣hopeful╠══
awww, yes! :D I'm glad to have found you on this plane ;-)
flyingshaman ══╣╠══
My circle includes you, Hannah, Angela (delicatexflower, soul friend), Sarah (shadowlily), Lilly (sp5ivestar), 'Kenzie, Ava, because there's something there but I'm not quite sure yet what it is but ze is in my heart, my parents, Kelly (soul friend but we haven't talked much lately because I've been on here a lot)

I've actually been thinking about writing a portrait of my parents, but haven't felt the urge to do that yet. It seems more important right now to say how this community makes me feel, or maybe share things that I can't share/don't feel I can share/haven't found the right person to share with in real space yet.
belenen ══╣shimmering╠══
♥ I'm so happy you've found so many delightful people. and also glad that our tribes overlap so much! :D
callmebee ══╣MY CROTCH╠══
Kylle, sometimes known as Carma - soulsister
Cayce - soulmate, best friend, lover, partner
Drew - lover, good friend, Cayce's partner

Kylle, Cayce and I make up what we call the dynamic duo + 1. We are best friends in ways that no one can know from the outside.

Cayce, Drew and I make up an amazing ring of love that I don't tell many people about because I fear how they might react. I don't even often speak of it in my journal because it's such a precious thing to me. I've lost so much love in my life, and I'm always so afraid of losing more. Somehow, I get it in my head that talking about it somehow gives it away, and I selfishly want to keep them all to myself. But Cayce is the light of my soul, without her I feel lost and lonely. Drew compliments her so well that he carved out a place in my heart without me even realizing it until one day we were all twisted up in each other and realized after that we're a family.

Spikes - Soulbrother, amazing friend. Soon to be a daddy!!!
Tara - Distant, but still friends closer than my biofam is.
Isaak - Tara's son, joy of joys, he'll be 2 years old in August
Peter - Comrade, friend, ex-lover. He helpped me heal from things I didn't think I could.
Jeff - Friend, someone I know will always spare any second of his day to listen to me.

It's nice to express this, thanks for the venue :o)

belenen ══╣beautiful╠══
until one day we were all twisted up in each other and realized after that we're a family

oh, what an incredibly beautiful thing! ♥

thank you so much for sharing!
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belenen ══╣beautiful╠══
Re: A (personal)note to ms. belenen (private please)
I am awed and humbled, wow, thank you so much ♥

also, thank you for sharing your tribe!
kiwi ══╣Loves!╠══
Cast and crew of my tribe
Ben - love-of-my-life
Mom, Dad, Jas (brother), Cari (sister in law) - all bloodkin, we have an abnormally close family.
Ally - best friend 1
Joel - best friend 2
Stacy - close friend
Jess - close friend
Tim - long time friend who literally saved my life.
belenen ══╣interconnectedness╠══
Re: Cast and crew of my tribe
it's awesome that you're close to your bloodkin. I'm always inspired by that ;-)

thanks for sharing!
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belenen ══╣interconnectedness╠══
wooooooow, what an amazing comment! thank you for sharing ;-)
brassdaughter ══╣beauty╠══
My Knew-Each-Other-When Tribe:
C, who I've known since we were five and six years old, and her mother Rebecca, who I see as a spiritual guide. Lexi, with whom I've been close for five or six years now--I was very much in love with her for quite a while. Jenni, the first person I came out to.

My Bluegrass Family--people with whom I've shared the place and time we all call home:
My brother, my sister, Levi, John, "Uncle" Dave, and many others who I don't know well and don't see often... Also a man I'll call S, one of the most amazing people I've ever met.
This group of people is my greatest lifeline. Last summer I was in turmoil because I thought the connection we all have might have been broken, and I am dealing with that fear again.

And everyone I knew through PRIDE at college, of course! No matter how rare our communication, they've all touched my life in such a way that I consider having known them sacred.

There are other close friends I should be naming, and influential teachers too, but that's enough rattling on about my life for now...

belenen ══╣beautiful╠══
never enough 'rattling' about your life ;-) thanks so much for sharing this!
who you are is beautiful
smurfb1ue ══╣who you are is beautiful╠══
I adore the concept of having a tribe, and though the title is new, the concept has been something inside me my entire life. I think I'll write an entire post...thanks for bringing it up. There's a lot for me to think about now!
A short list of my tribe: Jess, Brody, Bo, Sara, Emily, Alicia, Joel, Noelle, Edie, Gram...
belenen ══╣interconnectedness╠══
eee! I knew you would, gypsy-spirit that you are! ♥

thanks for sharing! I hope you do make that post ;-)
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